If you’re a Xbox One gamer looking for an outlook for your creativity then listen up, because Microsoft recently announced that Project Spark will be free-to-play starting Oct 5.
According to Microsoft, this will mean that all of Project Spark’s previous DLC will be free to both new and old gamers alike and that Microsoft will “pivot from producing DLC and active feature development to encouraging more user generated content and opening the Project Spark experience.”
Microsoft also stated that everyone who purchased DLC for Project Spark or still have purchased in-game tokens will be able to get a refund in the form of Microsoft store credits within 30 to 60 days of Oct 5.
Along with announcing that Project Spark will become free-to-play on Oct 5, Microsoft also revealed that they will be adding a number of new “content and features” on the same day. Great news for the game’s 200,000 plus creators. This patch will include doubling the size of the maximum terrain limit, increasing the maximum prop limit by 500, adding 200 + new props and revamping the game’s achievements.
Here is the full list of changes that will be coming to Project Spark from the Xbox Wire:
The maximum terrain limit in creations has been doubled
The maximum prop limit in creations has been increased by 500
200+ new assets have been added in game, including a dragon, goblin warlord, bog biome and a set of new primitive building blocks
Each creator will now have a total of 100 Upload Slots for their creations
UGC ranking will be based on downloads and favorites, instead of upvote/downvote ratings
The Project Spark Marketplace has been removed
The Project Spark Tour and Treasure Trove have been removed
Achievements have been revamped for players and creators#
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